2019 June Honduras El Obraje, Day 1

Author of Today’s Post is Doty

Sunday, June 2, 2019

It was an early morning in Kansas City! The Team was eager, excited and ready to go!

We arrived safely in Tegucigalpa around noon, all team bags included! The Team packed and carried eight computer systems for the school in El Obraje!

Lunch was provided at the Mission House, our “Home Base” when in Tegucigalpa and working in Ciudad España. We met our fabulous context leader, Milton, and our four wonderfully nice translators, Saul, Erich, Bessy and Guillamo.

Early in the afternoon, the Team departed for the city of Danli on a beautiful trek through rural Honduras. The topography is something so beautiful that it’s incredibly hard to capture in a photo: the mountains, the rocky cliffs, the think brush sprinkled with colorful, tropical flowers. Street food vendors and fruit stands can be spotted periodically along the road as motor bikes speed past. One of the more fascinating scenes in Honduras in the taxis made from retired school buses. Yes, classic yellow school buses are personalized supped up to transport folks from town to town!

After settling into our rooms at the Hotel Granada, we dined at an area Methodist church with the best cook in Honduras, Carlos! His meals NEVER disappoint, and tonight was fish night!

The Team returned to the hotel, debriefed and connected through devotions. This is a very important part of the day for all of us. One team member helps lead the discussion and we all contribute in that particular aspect of the message. Tonight, we focused on the first line of the Wesley Covenant Prayer, “I am no longer my own, but yours.” God calls us to get up and get going, to live a life outside our comfort zone. To be spiritually well, you must be an active participant. The best part? God will equip you with the means and mentally to help you. He’s also the greatest cheerleader we have, and we don’t have to doubt ourselves or His ability to see the qualities in ourselves that we may not see. We challenged ourselves to recognize just one thing that should NOT be missed this week. We prayed for God to open our eyes, ears and hearts to our Honduran brothers and sisters, that they may exhibit the determination and purposeful life that Jesus did.

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